Use of APMs, Value-Based Payments Continues to Increase

Payments based on alternative payment models and value-based measures continue to play a larger role in health care reimbursement. Almost 36 percent of health care payments involved APMs in 2018.  In addition, fee for service accounted for 39 percent of payments. While these figures represent both represent increases over 2017, the rate at which they are growing has slowed.  With APMs, one of the challenges is that providers have yet to come to terms with downside risk, which is required under some models.  Medicare Advantage plans are especially advanced in adopting new approaches, with 53.6 percent of their payments tied [...]

2019-10-25T06:00:47+00:00October 25, 2019|Alternative payment models|

APM Use Rising

Alternative payment models now account for more than one-third of health care payments, according to a new analysis. Leading the way is Medicare Advantage plans, which expend nearly half of their Medicare payments through APMs. Learn more about this trend in health care delivery and payments in the report “APM Measurement:  Progress of Alternative Payment Models,” which was prepared by the Health Care Payment Learning & Action Network and can be found here.  

2018-10-26T06:00:53+00:00October 26, 2018|Alternative payment models|

MedPAC Meets, Discusses Issues

Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission met for two days last week in Washington, D.C. to discuss a number of policy issues important to health care providers.  Among those issues were: a unified payment system for post-acute care hospital and skilled nursing facility use by Medicare beneficiaries who reside in nursing homes refining merit-based incentive payment systems (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Systems (A-APMs) to encourage primary care Go here to see the issue briefs and presentations used to guide MedPAC commissioners’ deliberations.

2017-03-06T09:50:19+00:00March 6, 2017|Medicare, MedPAC|
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